- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Black And Tan English Toy Terrier
photo by: Dr Sarah L Hemstock
"There are only two breeds of dog - Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Others" L. F. Hemstock.
Anyone who has ever had a Stafford as a companion will understand this statement, they certainly are a breed apart. Lionel F. Hemstock (1932-1990) was in Staffords literally all his life. His maternal Grandfather and Uncle and his Father all kept "Bull n' Terriers" and could tell many tails of their antics. Lionel's Mother, Edith, could remember her own Grandfather having "Bull n' Terriers", and in those days, they were not kept for showing ! There is a photograph of Lionel as a toddler sat on a "roundabout" at Huthwaite (Notts, UK) recreation ground with a fawn and white Stafford bitch. The bitch was called "Sue" (all the family's bitches were called Sue), and she was a "Bull and Terrier", since the photo was taken before the breed "the Staffordshire Bull Terrier" was registered by the Kennel Club. Sue was typical of present day JOLIHEM Staffords and would not be disgraced in the show ring today. Lionel's maternal Uncle also played an early part in getting the breed which we now know as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier recognised.
Jo Hemstock (ne: Forster) (1932-1997) was in dogs all her life. Her Mother, Eunice Forster (1911-2009), was a founder of Ashfield Canine Society some 70 years ago and its President up until her death in December 2009. Jo was raised with "of Ware" Cocker Spaniels and Wire Fox Terriers from her Uncle's kennel as well as "Chewsen" Chows who were also owned by another Aunt and Uncle. Jo's introduction to Stafford's was as a youngster. She was horrified as a small brown dog "flew" at a travelling tinker's horse, "got hold" and turned it over in its shafts!! The incident took place on the street where Jo lived in Stanton Hill, Notts, and the small brown culprit turned out to be one of Lionel's Uncle's Bull and Terriers!! Jo's first Stafford "Butch" was bred by Lionel and died in 1965 aged 17.
Budstaff Boagy of Jolihem (Imp. France)
photo by: Dr Sarah L Hemstock
Carrying the best of bloodlines.
My parents, the late Lionel F. & Jo Hemstock (Jolihem Staffords), always spoke in terms of "lines" (of decent) from Fearless Joe, The Great Bomber and Ch. Wychbury Kimbo, and it is these lines of decent, & their perspective as breeders, that this article will examine in detail. The distinctions between the lines of decent may not be obvious since both The Great Bomber & Ch. Wychbury Kimbo go back to Fearless Joe. For clarification I have classified these lines as lines of decent from Fearless Joe as follows:
1) Through Brindle Mick/Brave Nell/Fearless Joe (bitch's side of pedigree to Fearless Joe) (M-Line)
2) Through The Great Bomber/Spring Healed Jack/Vindictive Monty/Fearless Joe
3) Ch. Wychbury Kimbo/Ch. Widneyland Kim who doubled up on Brindle Mick via Ch. Gentleman Jim/Brindle Mick AND Ch. Brigand's Bo Sun/Brindle Bill/Brindle Mick on the bitches side of the pedigree.
Jo & Lionel Hemstock were great admirers of George Bass' Uddffa Staffords. George combined descendants of Fearless Joe through Vindictive Monty (including The Great Bomber) with those of Brindle Mick to produce Ch. Lady Cherie Of Uddffa (Grand-dam of Jolihem Apollo & Apollene).
Adonis was "M" line bred to Ch. Widneyland Kim (a son of Ch. Gentleman Jim) through his sire Nuncargate Nicky who went back to Ch. Widneyland Kim through Ch. Wychbury Kimbo. Nuncargate Nicky was also the Grand Sire of Ch. Jolihem Forclip Christy Bella. Nuncargate Nicky also went back to The Great Bomber, who was himself a descendent of Vindictive Monty.
"M" line stock was used by JOLIHEM to produce both Brindle & Red Champions. Christy Bella's grandsires were Ch. Goldwyn Leading Lad (the first Champion in our "Unbroken Line") and Nuncargate Nicky (associated with our Unbroken Line through Adonis & Dreadnought).
Ch. Jolihem Forclip Christy Bella was mated to Ch. The Black Monarch to produce Jolihem Isabella: Dam of Ch. Jolihem Black Beauty. and Ch. Jubilent of Jolihem
Brindle Mick was the sire of the first Champion of the Breed: Ch. Gentleman Jim. He also sired Wheatly Lad, Brindle Bill & Furnace Jake amongst others.
Brindle Mick's Grandsire was Fearless Joe. Fearless Joe sired few litters (to Queenie, Quick The Devil, Uffmor Nell & Silver's Queenie). He was killed badger baiting as a young dog, he was red/fawn & white & widely thought to be one of the best examples of the breed at that time. His colouring was similar to Danom, Dreadnought & Ringmaster and has been brought out consistently throughout the generations.
Ch, Jolihem Dreadnought combined all 3 of the lines of decent from Fearless Joe (listed above): Brindle Mick (Brindle Bill & Ch. Gentleman Jim) through Ch. Eastaff Danom, Nuncargate Nicky & Nuncargate Lad with lines of decent from Vindictive Monty (through The Great Bomber, via Uddfa and J. Adonis) with lines to Ch. Wychbury Kimbo & Ch. Widneyland Kim via J. Addonis/Nuncargate Nicky & Nuncargate Ladslove. The combination of all three lines of decent (Brindle Mick, The Great Bomber/Vindictive Monty & Ch. Wychbury Kimbo/ Ch. Widneyland Kim) certainly proved to be a lasting one.
In my own breeding programme I intend to stick closely to the lines of decent favoured by my parents (see above). Obviously, a good temperament is the most important factor when selecting dogs/bitches to breed from, that said, in choosing a stud dog I tend to put more emphasis on pedigree than looks or colour, and I also trace my chosen stud's pedigree right back to where records began. I put emphasis on pedigree & lines because breeding closely related stock increases the chance that identical hereditary units from a common ancestor will be passed from one generation to the next. In my Dad's words - "You can't mate two cart horses and expect to get a thoroughbred!"
Anyway, it sounds complicated, but all you really need to know is that JOLIHEM is preserveing the unbroken line of CHAMPION sires and the latest in the line is Budsatff Boagy of Jolihem
Jolihem The Image Man
photo by: Dr Sarah L Hemstock
Now aged 9, Bert also carries the Unbroken Line of Champion Sires, through his sire Ch. Domino Flashy Lad.
If you are interested in PRESERVING rather than PROGRESSING the breed, then please feel free to get in touch.
At JOLIHEM, we feel very strongly about this: "progress" appears to have led to a popular characature of the real Stafford. The characature is very much "in vogue" at the moment with front feet facing forward, a short snout rather than a strong muzzle, an eligant reach of neck, and fresh air where there should be brisket. A delightful shelly package, BUT NOT THE REAL THING.
We are happy that JOLIHEM is the real thing, and that our stock is FIT FOR FUNCTION.
photo by: Hemstock, Jackson & Mark
All are by Budstaff Boagy of Jolihem (Imp France)
Jolihem Hell Boy (2008, R&W dog) (Dam: J. Fearless Jo)
Jolihem Constellation (2008) Red, black mask - bitch) (Dam: J. Study in Scarlet)
Oozzoo Royal Lagy Gloria of Jolihem (2008 - Red bitch) (Dam: J. Myth Maker)
Jolihem Scarlet Ice Dragon (2008 - Dark red, black mask) (Dam: J. Hell Fire)
Jolihem Himself (2009 - Red) (Dam: J. Hell Fire)
JOLIHEM - is a small family kennel and is the home of the record number of Staffordshire Bull Terrier Champions in the breeds country of origin. We now also have Mini Bull Terriers, English Toy Terriers (Black & Tan) and Border Terriers - as well as rescued dogs including ex-racing greyhounds... The Founders of Jolihem Staffords in the 1950s were Jo and Lionel Hemstock - Lionel's association with the breed began in the 1930s - before the breed was even recognised by the Kennel Club. Successive generations of the Hemstock family have bred Staffords with true type temperament. Our Type has remained constant and consistant. We don't follow fashion. If you are interested in the real thing then please feel free to get in touch. We only breed from our stock with the intention of keeping something for ourselves - not for general consumption, so produce relatively few litters.
- Adderswood Catt of Jolihem - Miniature Bull Terrier (Health Tested)
- Budstaff Boagy of Jolihem (Imp Fra) - Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Health Tested)
- JOLIHEM BLAIZING SCARLET - Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Health Tested)
- Jolihem Empra Gruntfuttock - Miniature Bull Terrier (Health Tested)
- Jolihem Himself - Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Health Tested)
- Jolihem Jeremy - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Jolihem Mini Me - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Jolihem Study in Scarlet - Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Health Tested)
- Jolihem The Image Man - Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Health Tested)
- Wellswalk Heres The Dream Of Jolihem - Black And Tan English Toy Terrier
- Westbridge Bobby Dazzler - Black And Tan English Toy Terrier
- 22nd January 2013 - Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Parents Health Tested)
- 19th July 2011 - Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Sire Health Tested)
- 18th April 2011 - Black And Tan English Toy Terrier
- 2nd April 2010 - Black And Tan English Toy Terrier
- 23rd November 2009 - Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Parents Health Tested)